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A huge thank you to you and the team for a delicious and faultlessly delivered event. The tables looked lovely, the wine and canapes got everyone going, the meal was first-rate (and much commented on by the guests), I loved the puddings, the service was discreet and efficient. I know how much planning and hard work goes into an event of this kind and you and the team carried it off superbly. We were helped, of course, by the surroundings, but the lunch party would not have gone with such a swing and been so enjoyed without your invaluable contribution. Full marks!

There were a number of VIPs there so it was important to impress them, which you helped to do in style. Everyone went away singing the praises of the Gallery and the splendour of the lunch party.

Warmest thanks and very best wishes from us both (Watts Gallery, Compton - Feb '12)

Thank you so much for catering Tori and Luke’s wedding at Ridge Farm in August.  You and your team made it look so easy and everyone commented on the fantastic food.

I really appreciated that you listened and understood what Tori and Luke wanted with the picnic and went with it rather than imposing your own taste or style.  All your suggestions enhanced their vision rather than detracting from it – unlike other companies we spoke to who had a “house style” that they weren’t prepared to divert from.  I was able to relax and enjoy the day because I knew that you had everything sorted and under control. (Ridge Farm, Capel - Oct ’11)

Thank you so much for your efforts at our wedding earlier this summer(July), the food was amazing and many of the guests have commented since on the wonderfully cooked meats. We were very impressed with your excellent service and grateful for your flexibility which allowed us to plan the day to be exactly as we hoped. (Oct ‘11)

Thank you for all your help this week, especially today.(Oct ’11)

Thank you for the lunch on Friday, we had a very favourable feedback from the board (9th Sept ’11)

Thanks very much to you and your team for all your hard work and professionalism yesterday - we are absolutely delighted with everything you did; the food was delicious, the service was impeccable. The whole service team were really fantastic - unobtrusive, friendly and very professional, and we were very pleased that you were there to organise everything for us as well.

I didn't get everyone's names, apart from Lauren and Tom, but please extend our sincere thanks to everyone that helped make our day feel so special. Tom and Lauren did a superb job during the evening as well and kept on top of everything in terms of organising drinks and left the kitchen sparkling clean. We were also very pleased to have the salads and buns left for us, as people got quite peckish around 1am. Things were pretty much closed down by 1:30am, with the last few stragglers and those that were staying.

Thanks also for making the marquee look so wonderful and for sorting out the tables etc.
Once again thanks again - we really appreciated your advice, and support, and engagement from first contact, and throughout to the day itself. We'd wholeheartedly recommend you to friends and would obviously consider you for any future soirées! (July '11)

I want to thank you and your team for doing an absolutely excellent job for us at our Queens Voluntary Award Ceremony and for our Members’ Luncheon.

All went without a hitch and the canapés you served for us were absolutely delicious.  Everyone was delighted.  All your staff did an excellent job.  Thank you very much for looking after us so well.

I just had one comment regarding the members lunch that the beef was a bit too rare for some! (Sept '11)

Big thanks to you and your team for the fantastic service you have provided us this year despite me often providing you with info at very short notice!  It’s great to have your support. (Oct '11)

Just to drop you a quick line to say thank you very much for providing us with the canapes yesterday evening. Sadly I never had the opportunity to sample them but they smelt delicious, looked fabulous and disappeared rather quickly – a sure indicator of their success. We will definitely use your services again.

Thank you Alan we all had a great time and certainly my guests complimented you on producing a great meal especially the lamb which was perfectly cooked,an achievment for that number and on unknown ovens---well done to the chef.

Sorry I took so long to write this, but I want to commend you and your staff. The food was outstanding and the staff was great! I will surely recommend you to anyone that asks (May 15th)

I just wanted to write to you to thank you for the food and service at our wedding reception. I couldn’t have asked for anymore from you-it was all absolutely marvellous! Thank you so much for coming to see us the day before-it meant I wasn’t worried about a single thing about the reception on Saturday which was great. The food was delicious-and I’m so glad you did us our packed lunches (and that we remembered them!) as we were so over excited on the day that we felt we didn’t have a chance to fully appreciate the hog and salads, but sitting in the airport the next day tucking into a big hog bap was amazing. Everyone commented on how great the food was and they still haven’t stopped raving about the hog and the chocolate pudding! The service was simply fantastic as well and made everything run really smoothly.

Thank you so much and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us again in the future as we would love to use Surrey Gourmet again!

Thanks for your efforts on Friday. Although we were expecting more people to come along, those who did come enjoyed the very different and excellent fare on offer. It certainly contributed to a wonderful evening. (Corporate Evening)

....wanted to convey my thanks for cooking a splendid hog on Saturday evening at xxxx. Everyone thought it was a marvellous evening and several parents (myself included) commented on how much tastier the hog seemed this year compared to last year (not that last year was bad though!!!). The chaps who served were also very professional.

Anyway, many thanks once again. I will be in touch in 11 months time if not before!!!!!

Many thanks for your efforts last Saturday, from the comments we have had back your strawberry scones were a favourite and everyone was very impressed with the standard of service you provided. Please pass our thanks on to your.... staff for all their hard work and needless to say we hope to see you all again next year. In the meantime be rest assured we shall recommend you to each and all! (6th June)

I just wanted to say thank you for catering for our day - the food was lovely and I'm only disappointed I couldn't have paid it more attention! The bit of cold meat, potatoes and salad I did have were very tasty.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and I shall certainly recommend Surrey Gourmet to anyone who'll listen....!

Thank you so much for the food on Friday - it really was excellent and many of the guests remarked to us how good it was. The real eye opener was watching very elderly ladies who had eaten a full cooked lunch an hour earlier load up their plates as if there was no tomorrow!! Where they put it all I have no idea. So although it was never going to be a fun filled party, it was surprisingly cheerful and we all had a good time. Special thanks to the maker of the lemon drizzle cake - very popular!!

Also i am sure that we never thanked you for the fantastic day you gave us on the 22nd June. We had such great compliments about your service and food and you made our day go very easily.

just wanted to say a huge thank you for last Friday. As far as I was concerned everything went perfectly. I have had several emails from guests thanking us and saying how good the service was from your end. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and was pleasantly surprised at how well the drink flowed.

Thank you and your staff so much for providing us with a terrific garden party We hope to plan the same again in the future

Hi Alan, just a quick note to say that our evening went really well with lots of positive comments regarding the canapés and finger food.

Thanks again for sorting us out at such short notice.

I will be in touch when the weather improves to cater for our next event.

Thank you Alan we all had a great time and certainly my guests complimented you on producing a great meal especially the lamb which was perfectly cooked,an achievement for that number and on unknown ovens---well done to the chef.

Yes I was absolutely delighted with Friday - we raised lots of money and everyone present has said how much they enjoyed it, not least because of your delicious food, which really added something special to proceedings.

Many thanks for coming along, and also for the raffle prize. The raffle alone raised £125 on the night, which was excellent.

Thank you so much for providing the food and service for my in-laws Golden wedding anniversary party. Despite the chaos of our rather large family your staff ensured everything went very smoothly and I am very grateful for their professionalism. The food was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone and hope to have the chance for you to cater for us again. The quality of the ingredients really shone through !

Thanks again for your services last night - everyone thoroughly enjoyed them themselves and your food played a part in that, so thanks again.

I owe you big time !! Thanks so much for preparing the food for today, it was definitely the best decision to get you in

Just a quick note to thank both you and your staff for an excellent meal and service last Saturday.

I have only had good comments on the quality and quantity of the food.

As I mentioned, we are considering a Trafalgar night dinner.., again at the unit, and I will be in touch to pencil the date in when confirmed.

Again many thanks, you certainly helped reduce my work load,

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the Heritage Open Days weekend, including the Parks team at the cemetery. We have a good couple of days in Pippbrook and decorated the public rooms with exhibitions, balloons etc and had a good though flow of visitors enjoying the information and talks we presented and taking advantage of the free refreshments provided generously by Surrey Gourmet, and taking in the lovely views from the terrace. The weather was good, which helped, allowing people to sit out and relax between visits to other locations. We found that some people stayed with us for some time. This was an opportunity to present the positive face of the Council and people were grateful for the Council's support for the weekend of activities throughout the District.

Seriously, the food was as always delicious and lots of people commented on that. Thank you Alan. It is always a delight to have you catering as there are no worries for the organiser about the quality or quantity. The cake was lovely too in the evening!!

Just wanted to say thanks so much for your hard work yesterday and stepping in to save the day at short notice. Many people commented on how fantastic you were. Thanks for putting up with any stresses there may have been. Well done and thanks again

Thank you for looking after my guests so splendidly on Friday 29 August 2008. It was wonderful to not even have to worry about replenishing people's glasses. The food was superb and everyone commented on how good it was.

Also just wanted to say how delighted we were with the meat products and smoked salmon we bought for Christmas. The beef steaks and sausages went down especially well on our Boxing Day bbq, plus a couple of relatives asked where the meat came from so they could get some so thanks!

After the Christmas delivery I would like to revert to a fortnightly veg box. By then I will happily be out of plaster and able to come into the shop between boxes. I cannot thank you enough for your help over the last month. To have delicious veg with no problems has been wonderful. HP

I am sure I will be in before Xmas (may get you to make up a couple of hampers for me) but if not, all the best to the team, and thanks for your service over the year.. I have recommended the veg box scheme to a number of people, and am very grateful that there is a shop in Dorking where people understand the value of fresh, quality, tasty food.. HG

The turkey tasted beautiful, though my husband, a stick in the mud, wants a white one for Christmas (some people just don't like changes).


Thank you for the lovely food especially the Cheesecake. Plates,Bowls,Desert Spoons and trays are ready for you to pick up.If you can let me know when you will be able to pick them up I will then leave them at reception.Once again many thanks. HK

Many thanks for a wonderful barbecue - everyone has commented on how delicious the food was. It really helped the day go so well. With best wishes. JH

Firstly, many many thanks for the fantastic hog roast that you supplied and cooked for us yesterday. As you know the party was a great success and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. An lot of people at the party complimented the hog roast and said what a great idea it was and how delicious it was, so thank you again for all your hard work MW

Many thanks for a wonderful barbecue - everyone has commented on how delicious the food was. It really helped the day go so well. With best wishes JH